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1525, EM/092
EMOHA project

Speaker: 'Jim', 1944 - 0, Interviewee, Male, Taxi driver
Speaker: Hands, C, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Gives brief family background in London, then Kent, mentions various jobs leading to work as taxi driver, mentions holidays in Costa del Sol. Talks about long distance lorry driving, changes seen as taxi driver. Describes childhood fruit picking, hop picking. Talks about family, hopes for future, reasons for liking Spain. Recalls cinema in Orpington. Comments on poor quality of local housing. Many anecdotes about local people, family, work colleagues, holidays in Spain.
Place of birth: London
Education: Brackwell School
Marital Status: Married, Children: Sons: 4 Daughters: 3
Father's Occupation:
Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Kent
Location: Town/Place: Orpington
Periods Covered: 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s
Language: English

Recording Date: 6/4/2003
Playing time: 2 hrs 16 mins
Access Restrictions: Restricted Item Copyright: EMOHA
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: Yes
Cross Reference:

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